"Marabou Stork Nightmares," 1996.
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[on his character Freddy Royle] I had nothing to do with the hospital services, or NHS trusts, or the BBC. So how come I knew this rumour about Jimmy Savile
, this eccentric British institution? There must have been so much stuff on the grapevine. But there was a whole culture then of not addressing these issues.
Based his character Freddy Royle, from his 1996 story Lorraine Goes to Livingston, on Sir Jimmy Savile
. Royle is a children's TV presenter described as the nation's "favourite caring, laconic uncle", who turns out to be a child molester and necrophiliac, raising millions for the hospital where he commits his crimes. Following his death in 2011, Savile, a children's television presenter and ...
His characters often have a sarcastic and cynical sense of humor